Hyperparathyroidism due to Renal Failure
Patients whose kidneys have failed and are on dialysis can have trouble maintaining normal calcium levels in their bodies. In some cases, this leads the parathyroid glands to become overactive and produce large amounts of parathyroid hormone.
While, this often can be controlled with medication some patients may need parathyroid surgery to lower the level of parathyroid hormone. In patients with hyperparathyroidism due to renal failure (a type of secondary hyperparathyroidism) all parathyroid glands are typically overactive.
At Henry Ford, our surgeons work closely with your endocrinologist and nephrologist to make sure the best parathyroid operation for you is performed.